Cantor’s Concert — Divas on the Bimah

08 Jun 2017 | 07:00 pm
Place : Temple Beth El 350 Roxbury Road Stamford, CT 06902
Cost : $36/person; $10 for students

On Thursday, June 8, four exceptionally talented female cantors will join forces at Temple Beth El for Divas on the Bimah — an unforgettable concert of popular, Broadway, Israeli and Jewish music. The four cantors all graduated from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Each is a full-time cantor of a synagogue, and each is an internationally acclaimed recording artist and performer.

  • Cantor Magda Fishman of Temple Beth El in Stamford, CT, was both a singer and trumpet player in the Israeli Defense Forces before making her way to New York to pursue musical theater and jazz
  • Cantor Jen Cohen of Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill, NJ, began her career living in Nashville, Tennessee, and touring the U.S. with her band
  • Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro of Congregation Beth El in Vorhees, NJ, comes from a rabbinic and musical family, and has deep roots in cantorial, folk and popular music
  • Cantor Elizabeth Shammash of Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell, PA, is classically trained and enjoyed an operatic, concert and recital career before her formal training as a cantor

Accompanying the divas will be Israeli-born composer, musical director and arranger, Assaf Gleizner.

The event also honors Steve and Lieba Lander for their tireless dedication and commitment to Jewish and community service organizations for nearly 50 years. Steve is currently executive director of Temple Beth El, and Lieba is the resource coordinator for the Gan Yeladim Early Childhood Center in Stamford. A virtual journal is being put together so that family and friends can show their love and appreciation.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. A dessert reception will follow. General admission is $36 per person ($45 at the door). Student admission is $10 ($18 at the door).

To purchase tickets or place a journal ad, click here, or call the TBE office at (203) 322-6901, ext. 301.

Divas on the Bimah is sponsored by the Mann Family in memory of Norma and Milton Mann, z’l.